The tour through the salt mines of Maras and Moray the agricultural terraces is a great complement to know Cusco and its archaeological centers around Cusco. You can see snow-capped mountains, fields and traditional villages. Daily departures for singles and groups. The Maras and Moray Tour begins and ends in Cusco.
We will start at 8:00 a.m. picking you up from your hotel, heading north of Cusco. We’ll pass through the villages of Poroy, Cachimayo and Chinchero until we reach the town of Maras, 52 kilometres from Cusco at an altitude of 3,380 meters above sealevel. Maras is famous for its pink salt mines producing an equivalent of Himalaya salt. Its streets are adorned with red pointed sticks indicating the owners are selling ‘chicha de jora’, a home made corn brew. After having a look around and taking some pictures, we will arrive at the salt mines, the “Salineras de Maras”. They have been exploited since the time of the Incas as a means of economic exchang At 7 km from Maras, we will visit the archaeological site of Moray. Here, we will see the greatness of the Inca agricultural circular terraces. Moray is a group of circular terraces that was used as a centre of agricultural experiments. The Incas used it to study the adaptation of plants to new ecosystems. The circular stone rings overlap as they rise and have a total depth of 150 m.
After a guided tour, we will return to Cusco. The tour lasts approximately 4 hours and ends at the Plaza Regocijo (half a block from the main square) around 2:00 p.m. Transfer to your hotel.